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ARTS: Copycat art

Lack of originality of vision, spontaneity of expression It is a truism that art does not exist in a vacuum; it is built on a synergy of ideas and approaches within a community. Art production is informed by a culture or sub culture. Whereas there is an obvious element of …

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Top US boarding school details decades of sexual abuse

New York, United States | AFP | An elite US boarding school that educated the likes of John F. Kennedy, Michael Douglas and Ivanka Trump has released a report detailing decades of alleged sexual abuse. Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut, where tuition today costs in excess of $43,500, released a …

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EASTER: Pope Francis washes feet of former mafiosi

Pope washes feet of mafia snitches in Easter ritual Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis washed the feet of former mafiosi on Thursday in a prison known for housing inmates who have informed on old mobster allies. The closed-door visit to Paliano prison outside Rome saw the …

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BOOK REVIEW: Profanity in society

Book review: Title: In Praise of Profanity, pp270 Author: Michael Adams Publisher: Oxford University Press The recent haranguing of the First Lady Janet Museveni by the profanity prone professor Stella Nyanzi of Makerere University (formerly?) raises the question of why some people opt for obscenity in expression. It also raise …

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Art of jokes

An artist incubating chicken eggs is no joke. But is it art? An artist is sitting on a chair in a Paris art museum over a dozen chicken eggs until they hatch. This is not an April Fools’ joke. “I will, broadly speaking, become a chicken,” says Abraham Poincheval, a …

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Finally! Spain hails favourite son Sergio Garcia

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Spain paid homage to new Masters champion Sergio Garcia on Monday after he broke his duck on the biggest stage of all to add a first major to his glittering career. “Finally!” blared the headline in Madrid sports daily Marca as for once the football …

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